As we continue to face the COVID-19 health crisis, we are doing everything we can to keep our clients and ourselves safe and healthy.
We appreciate your support as we endeavor to provide you with quality portraits while keeping everyone safe and healthy.
The booking process starts with a pre-session questionnaire. This helps me learn more about your dog and what to expect when working with them. A studio session is not right for every dog, so we can also help determine if a studio session with Green Paws Photography is right for your dog and if so, what type of session will work best. Once I learn what will work best for your dog, you will then choose your session date from several upcoming spots available that meet your needs.
Once the date is chosen, you will receive a portrait agreement electronically (via DocuSign) to review and sign. Then we will send out an invoice for your session fee via Paypal. Payment may be made using a Paypal account, or checkout as a guest with any major credit card, or mail in a check. Upon receipt of the signed agreement and session fee, your date is secured. See below for tips on preparing for your session.
We begin by taking the time to let your dog relax and get to know the space. I work with controlled studio lighting as well as simple props and backdrops. The focus is on your dog having a wonderful and relaxing portrait experience, so they can shine. We work at a pace that suits your dog and take frequent little breaks to make sure your dog doesn't get tired or stressed. When I am working with your dog, it is important that the client not distract them, by calling their name, giving commands, or otherwise diverting their attention. If your dog doesn't have a solid stay, I may incorporate your help, but otherwise, it's best if you sit back and relax while I do my thing! Don't worry; I don't expect them to sit and listen all the time. I want them to stay relaxed and not feel restricted, so don't worry if it looks like your dog is not cooperating, it's all part of the process.
Please note: Studio portrait sessions are not suited to all dogs. Dogs that are very nervous or startle easily may not do well in a studio session. Please request a no-obligation consultation, if you would like to discuss whether a studio session is right for your dog.
Preview and ordering appointments will be scheduled approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the session. This is the time when you see all your final images and make decisions on your portrait order. Currently preview and ordering appointments are being done virtually. We’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor and what fits your needs and budget. Specializing in custom fine art Eco-products, we take the guesswork out of choosing ethically and environmentally friendly products. We have carefully selected the perfect product line that balances Eco-minded art with exceptional heirloom quality. To learn more about our product line, check out the Products page under "Info" in the menu above. We will work with you to choose your custom artwork, so you won't be overwhelmed with options. It is a good idea to consider your budget before the viewing appointment, so that we can help you make the most of it when choosing products that are right for you. For wall art, we recommend that you take some time to consider where the art will hang and the size of the wall space. We also encourage you to send a picture of the wall space ahead of your appointment (please ask for instructions in doing so).
In about 4-6 weeks your order will be ready for pickup (2-4 weeks for prints, up to 6 weeks for handcrafted items). Then it's time to enjoy your artwork and let it bring a smile to your face each day!
How Drop-Off Sessions Work
NOTE: Dogs must be comfortable with strangers and have no aggression issues. Contact us for multiple dog options.
We want you and your dog to enjoy the experience and get wonderful pieces of art for your home! Please contact me with any other questions you may have.